M-51 in Chilean Service

Republic of Chile (1978-2006) Medium Tank – 119 Purchased After their valiant successes in two Arab-Israeli wars against more advanced Syrian and Egyptian tanks, the Israeli M-51s ended up in Chile. There, from 1978 to 2006, they finished their service history, sometimes lasting over 60 years. They did this 13,000 km away from Israel, in…

M24 Chaffee with 60 HVMS

Republic of Chile (1983-2006) Light Tank Destroyer – 21 Upgraded The M24 with 60 HVMS was an upgrade developed by Israel and Chile to transform the aging fleet of Chilean M24 Chaffees into light tank destroyers and extend their operational life as a stopgap solution before a modern vehicle could be obtained. At a time…

M-60 Sherman (M-50 with 60mm HVMS Gun)

State of Israel/Republic of Chile (1983) Medium Tank – 65 Purchased & Modified Simply put, the Chilean M-60 Sherman is a ‘modification of a modification’ of one of the most versatile tanks ever built, the American M4 Sherman. These Shermans had already been owned, upgraded and operated by the Israelis, who then sold them to…